It's real. Nikon is going to release a new mirrorless camera in the Z lineup.…
It seems Nikon is working on a Z series mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor.
That’s what a Nikon patent application suggests. Patent application 2018-15571 discusses such a camera. The camera depicted in the patent literature seems to have no EVF (Electronic View Finder).
We are a bit puzzled. After the release of the Canon EOS R, there have been some weird rumors Canon could release an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor, which we deem to be utterly unlikely. However, if Nikon is set to release a Z series mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor we can’t exclude Canon will do the same. There is however one big difference between the two manufacturer: Canon has a very successful APS-C mirrorless camera lineup with the EOS M, Nikon does not.[via via https://chizai-watch.com/d/1635488 via Mirrorless Rumors]